Engineers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant succeeded Tuesday in restarting three cooling systems after a power cut underlined its still-precarious state, two years after a tsunami struck.
Members of the media, wearing protective suits and masks, are escorted by TEPCO employees around the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma, March 6, 2013. Engineers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have partially succeeded in restarting cooling systems after a power cut underlined its still-precarious state two years after a tsunami struck.
Equipment in pools used to keep used fuel cool -- necessary to prevent any spontaneous nuclear reactions -- lost their power supply at 7:00 pm (1000 GMT) on Monday, operator TEPCO said.
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